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Dante Rossi as New Director of Food and Beverage

04 October, 2023

A new star of the Maldives luxury resorts Alila Kothaifaru has named Dante Rossi as new director of food and beverage on the island.

Dante brings to Alila Kothaifaru Maldives over 15 years of experience in the hospitality industry and a passion for food and beverage. He is known for his commitment to excellence and for delivering innovative and fresh ideas to the table.

He began his career in Montreal, Canada, and China with the Starwood Management Trainee Program at The Westin Hotel. This was followed by restaurant and bar management roles with Waldorf Astoria, first during the successful opening of the brand’s hotel in Chengdu, China, and then in the Maldives.

Dante went on to become Assistant Director of Food & Beverage at Hilton West Bay in Qatar, where he played a significant role during the 2022 FIFA World Cup and the opening of Society Lounge, one of the best nightclubs in Qatar. Most recently, he served as the Director of Food & Beverage at the JW Marriott Hotel in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Taking the helm in his new role at Alila Kothaifaru Maldives, Dante will oversee all aspects of the resort’s food and beverage operations. He is committed to creating a culinary destination that delights guests with the best of the Maldives, with a focus on fresh, local ingredients and simple yet sophisticated dishes.

“I am excited to join the Alila brand and the Hyatt family,” said Dante. “When it comes to food and drinks, often the most delicious options arise from keeping things simple, fresh, and local – and the Maldives is the perfect destination to showcase this.”

Dante is also a passionate gardener and enjoys adding natural beauty to his surroundings. Guided by Hyatt’s “Thoughtfully Sourced. Carefully Served” food philosophy, he looks forward to bringing his creativity, flair and respect for nature’s bounty to the culinary scene at Alila Kothaifaru Maldives.

Join us at Alila Kothaifaru Maldives for a tropical-inspired festive season filled with joy, enchantment, and unforgettable experiences. Book your stay in advance and receive the best available Half Board and All-inclusive offers here or email us at [email protected]

About Alila: Surrounded by a stunning house reef in the scenic Raa Atoll, Alila Kothaifaru Maldives offers serenity and discovery in an awe-inspiring destination embraced by nature’s wonders. Enjoy easy access to the famous Hanifaru Bay UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve. This protected marine sanctuary is the largest feeding and breeding hotspot in the world for manta rays and whale sharks, which at times congregate here in their hundreds. Alila Kothaifaru Maldives is also close to Vaadhoo Island, one of the best spots to witness the spectacular “Sea of Stars” phenomenon, an extraordinary sight to behold. 

Designed for serene relaxation in harmony with nature, each of the resort’s 44 beachfront villas and 36 overwater villas comes with a private pool. Featuring contemporary interiors in a palette of soothing colours with natural textures, these spacious hideaways are carefully positioned to provide privacy and comfort in understated, sophisticated style.

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